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Gestapo is Authorized to Deal with Jews in the Ukraine “as Seen Fit”: Pogroms Predicted

August 6, 1941
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Complete authority “to deal with the Jews in the Ukraine as seen fit” was given today by the Gestapo to its Palestine-born official, the notorious Eichmann, who was last week appointed head of the Gestapo department on Jewish affairs in Berlin, after “successfully solving the Jewish problem in Vienna.”

Reporting the unlimited powers over the Jews in the Nazi-occupied part of the Ukraine given to Eichmann, correspondents of Swedish newspapers, in their dispatches today from Berlin, predicted that massacres of Jews are to he expected soon in the Ukraine, in addition to the severe anti-Jewish measures which Eichmann will impose.

Substantiating the gloomy predictions of the Swedish correspondents was a radio broadcast in Russian from the Belgrade radio, with the apparent intention of reaching listeners in Soviet Russia. “Everything is moving now towards the final settlement of accounts with the Jews,” the broadcaster said. “Jews will be massacred without exceptions. From the very beginning of their struggle the German people had declared war against the Jews – this Kolkhoz of liars which enslaved the whole world.”

The Belgrade radio then went on to declare that the British promises to aid Soviet Russia will never materialize. A similar broadcast was heard here last night from Rome. The broadcast, given in Serbian, indicated that Italy is rather worried over the sabotage and the partisan fights which are going on in Yugoslavia. It warned the Serbians not to permit themselves “to be misled by Jews, by Britain and by Communists.”

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